DMCA Compliance

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Placester is committed to providing accessible websites. We are always working to update and improve our products. This article will walk you through how to create a DMCA Compliance page on your Placester website and add it as a hyperlink in the footer of your website.

We take care of many of the backend accessibility features your site needs however, the part of your site that we can not make accessible is your content. It is up to you to ensure that your custom content aligns with standards like WCAG 2.0 (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/) by doing things like adding alt text to your images and using legible fonts.

While Placester cannot guarantee or ensure that the use of our services is compliant with DMCA, we recommend adding our DMCA Compliance Policy to your website to give any of your visitors with an accessibility concern a path to have the concern addressed.

The following is a link to an example DMCA Compliance page: https://placestercompliance.myrealestateplatform.com/dmca-compliance/

Create a new page

To create a new page, log into your Placester account to access the back end of your website. There are two ways to get to the page creator.

  1. You can add a page directly from your Dashboard.

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  1. If you are already in your site settings menu,  you can access pages through the horizontal menu at the top of the page.

Click the “+” sign to add a new page.

Both of these options will bring you to a blank page editor. 

Add page content

First select "Default Page Template" and add a page title. Then add the following text to the page content section:

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Anyone who believes their work has been reproduced in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify our agent by providing the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the site.
  • Identification of the material that you claim is infringing and needs to be removed, including a description of where it is located so that the copyright agent can locate it.
  • Your address, telephone number, and, if available, e­mail address, so that the copyright agent may contact you about your complaint; and
  • A signed statement that the above information is accurate; that you have a good faith belief that the identified use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf in this situation.

Upon obtaining such knowledge, we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material. Please be aware that there are substantial penalties for false claims.

If a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, you may submit a counter-notification to our agent. A valid counter notification is a written communication that incorporates the following elements:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the poster;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
  • Your name, address, and telephone number; a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the U.S., for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found; and that you will accept service of process from the complainant.

Notifications should be sent as follows:

By mail:

Placester, Inc.

100 High Street

Boston, MA

Attention: DMCA Designated Agent

By e­mail:

Compliance@placester.com

If you give notice of copyright infringement by e­mail, an agent may begin investigating the alleged copyright infringement. However, we must receive your signed statement by mail or as an attachment to your e­mail before we are required to take any action.

This information should not be construed as legal advice. We recommend you seek independent legal counsel before filing a notification or counter­notification. For further information about the DMCA, please visit the website of the United States Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp.

Note: When copying and pasting the text, we recommend you “paste without formatting.” You can do this by using the keyboard short-cut [Command+shift+v] for a mac or [Control+shift+v] for a PC. You can then use the formatting tools on the page like bold, italicized, add a hyperlink, etc to adjust the content.

To start, click on the “Edit” link in the theme preview window on your Dashboard. This will bring you into your Site Info section.

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Next, scroll to the bottom of the page. This is where you can add up to four hyperlinks to your site’s footer.

The Text field is how the hyperlink will read in your site’s footer, while the URL field is where you will be able to paste in the URL leading to your document.

Need More Help?

If you have additional questions, let our support team know at support@placester.com.

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